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2018 Girls Soccer Preview

Rachel Vander Hart in goal - stopping a goal against Dowling Catholic (#11) in a 2017 match at Frerichs Field.
Rachel Vander Hart in goal - stopping a goal against Dowling Catholic (#11) in a 2017 match at Frerichs Field.

2018 Girls Soccer Preview

School: Urbandale

Nickname: J-Hawks

Class: 3A

Colors: Blue and White

Conference: Central Iowa Metropolitan League – Iowa Conference

Head Coach: Jason Eckhoff – 3rd Year (17-20) (BA – University of Northern Iowa)

Assistant Coaches: Ian Stabbe, Jessica Shwery, Bonnie Larson

 

2017 Highlights:

•              1st Team All State:  Rachel Vander Hart

•              1st Team All-Iowa Conference:  Rachel Vander Hart, Makenzie Jacobs, Cassie Swacker

•              2nd Team All-Iowa Conference:  Angie Smith, Rozlyn Elbert, Grace Lillienthal

•              Honorable Mention All-Iowa Conference:  Maria Knoll, Irma Vlahovljak, Sydney Haenzi, Emily Swanson, Mia Ojendyk

               

2018 Returning Letterwinners:

•              14 total

•              Angie Smith, Maria Knoll, Elma Mujic, Katy Sawyer, Emily Swanson, Rachel Vander Hart, Emma Acela, Sidney Beal, Riley Groth, Sydney Haenzi, Makenzie Jacobs, Grace Lillienthal, Cassie Swacker, Irma Vlahovljak

 

2018 Outlook:

Head Coach Jason Eckhoff had this to say about the upcoming season:  "I'm excited to start my 3rd year with the program. We have 9 returning starters back from a young team last year. We are looking to build off of a good 2016-17. We have many new players that look to push the returners and make an immediate impact for our team. This season my goal is to make the state tournament and make a run at the state championship."

               

For more information, contact Head Coach Jason Eckhoff at [email protected] or Bill Watson at (515) 457-6994 or [email protected]